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Group A Streptococcus Meningitis in a Previously Healthy 51-Year-Old Man

Brejt, Shelly Z. MD*; Belur, Anuradha MD*; Chapnick, Edward MD; Chen, Ioana MD*; Yacht, Andrew C. MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: May 2013 - Volume 21 - Issue 3 - p e5–e6
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31826baad5
Case Reports

Abstract: Group A streptococcus is a rare cause of meningitis among healthy adults and has been reported to have a fulminant course, with a fatality rate as high as 27%. We report a case of meningitis due to group A streptococcus with an indolent presentation and recovery.

From the Departments of *Internal Medicine and †Infectious Diseases, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn; and ‡Department of Internal Medicine, North Shore LIJ Health System, Great Neck NY.

Correspondence to: Shelly Z. Brejt, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, 4802 10th Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11219. E-mail: SBrejt@maimonidesmed.org.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.